I’m 29 years old (wow, that looks weird!). Everyday, I try and find one thing that I am thankful for. I do this so that I can remember that little things are just as important as BIG things. I try to be the best everything I can be: wifey, teacher, daughter, sister, co-worker, friend. I am inspired by the good that I am able to find in others; and I hope that I can inspire others in my life.
So why the title, Walking the Walk? Well…I’m a walker. I can walk fast…really fast. I feel as though I was meant to walk (and run slowly) through life. I try (though sometimes I fall short) to lead a healthy, happy, and active lifestyle. After teaching 1st grade for 6 years, I decided it was time for a change. I’m currently teaching 4th grade, and I have surprisingly grown to love it! I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Not only do I have the opportunity to teach my students how to read, write, and rock at math; but I pride myself on teaching them how to be a good person and citizen of their community. The only rule in my classroom is the Golden Rule: Treat others the way that you want to be treated. And so, I walk the walk in all I do. I be what I want them to be, and most importantly, I be who I want ME to be.
How did I begin on my walking journey? I began walking and jogging more regularly in July 2009. I have always been a small person (5″0′, between 102-108 lbs), but during that particular time in my life, I was feeling pretty blah about myself in general. After a trip to a place where lots of skinny, beautiful women live, I decided to start something. I signed up for my first half marathon: Cowtown Half in Sacramento. I began training to speed walk the race with a goal of finishing in under 3:30. I walked 4-6 days a week, and was even reunited with an old co-worker through my walking adventures. Race day came, and I rocked my goal: 3:01. Whoa buddy, I did it!
Since then, I have completed 8 other races. I have come to LOVE racing and I’ve found that walking allows me to zone out and center myself. When I’m not walking for sanity, I’m attempting to run, riding my bike with a handsome man, or breathing in and out through yoga and pilates.
My home life rock my socks. Seriously. I’m married to a boy I like to call “Bubba”…totally NOT his real name in ANY way, shape, or form. I became a “Super”moto in 2008, and I have loved every stinkin’ minute of it. Ok…maybe not the minutes when I need to pick up his stinky stuff off the floor.
We live happily (most of the time) with our kitty cat, Beamer. Beamer thinks he’s a baby. He’ll be really upset if we one day actually have a baby. He might EAT our baby. Ok, just kidding! I hope…
I brought home another kitten to join the Tsukamoto Clan…Miss Mackenzie. She’s a ball full of energy, love, and snuggles. As much as we adore her, we’ve learned that 2 furbabies is the max!!
In December 2011, we happily found out that we are expecting the first baby Tsuk. We couldn’t be more excited about our new adventure and we’re looking forward to sharing all our ups and downs with you! 🙂
I blog to release, be real, and be silly.
I’m not going to sugar coat things; I may not be the most eloquent, I usually spell things correctly and use proper grammar (teacher in me). I blog to show gratitude and to be accountable in most aspects of my life. Enjoy!